Pennsylvania Hurricane Irene (DR-4025)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
October 20, 2011
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Heavy rains and flooding can occur anytime. Officials recommend that Pennsylvania residents prepare now for the next storm or flood. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), some simple actions can be taken to lower your chances of flood property losses and to make sure your family is safe. Creating and Keeping Records Safe Create a file with your personal information in it. Keep the information in a safe deposit box or in a waterproof container in your home. The file should contain:
October 20, 2011
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- FEMA Hazard Mitigation Specialists are on hand at Lowe’s home improvement stores in Carlisle, Lancaster, Palmyra, Selinsgrove and York today through Monday to provide information about ways to rebuild or remodel that can reduce the risk of damages from future disasters. They also are there to answer questions about FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program. Rebuilding or repairing a home after a disaster can be a daunting task – but, with the right information, homeowners can build back safer, smarter and stronger.
October 19, 2011
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) plays a key role along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in helping individuals recover from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. In just one month after the storms devastated Pennsylvania, the NFIP paid $34 million in insurance claims for disaster losses. The NFIP does not wait for a full estimate of damages to begin to settle claims according to Rich Sobota, the NFIP representative in Pennsylvania.
October 19, 2011
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The recent storms and flooding that have devastated many parts of Pennsylvania serve as a stark reminder of how important it is to be prepared when it comes to bad weather. One of the essential preparedness items you should have is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio. A NOAA Weather Radio can help you monitor dangerous storms: it transmits alerts of severe weather and dangerous conditions before they arrive.
October 18, 2011
Disaster Recovery Centers in Philadelphia, Sullivan and Susquehanna Counties to Close Friday, October 21, at 7 P.M.
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Philadelphia, Sullivan, and Susquehanna counties will close on Friday, October 21, according to officials from the Pennsylvania and Federal Emergency Management Agencies (PEMA and FEMA). The following three DRCs will close permanently at 7 p.m. Friday, October 21: Philadelphia CountyPackard Building111 S. 15th St.Philadelphia, PA 19102 Sullivan CountyLoyalsock State Forest District Office6735 Rt. 220LaPorte, PA 18626
October 15, 2011
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- When kids go through a storm or tornado or other kind of disaster they may feel helpless, experts with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) say. Even if they do not experience it themselves, seeing or hearing about what happened to a friend or classmate can be unsettling. Helping plan for their own family in case of a disaster can help kids overcome their fears.
Incident period: August 26, 2011 to August 30, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 3, 2011